Counting down Louisiana football's Preseason Top 50 for 2015: No. 41 Easton

Sunday, 28 June 2015 10:20 Written by
In a seven-week span, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune will reveal its 2015 Preseason Top 50, ranking Louisiana’s top prep football teams, regardless of classification. Every day, our prep staff will give a brief look into what's to come in 2015 by profiling one team, culminating with No. 1 on Friday, Aug. 7. Want to know where your team ranks or what the competition will look like next season? Who is the best of the best?…
Jerry Greene: A salute to Saints TE Benjamin Watson's moving response to Charleston shootings
Saturday, 27 June 2015 22:42 Written by
Most Sundays, my goal for the Cheap Seats is to provide you with a Page 2 escape from the heavy issues that often dominate both Page 1 of the sports section and Page 1 of the newspaper. Most Sundays, our hearts are light here. Most Sundays . . . Not this Sunday. Today we are here to implore that you read a recent Facebook entry by veteran New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson concerning…
Hall of Famers provide insightful messages to Saints youth camp
Saturday, 27 June 2015 17:22 Written by
CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE NATCHITOCHES – Chauntal Mitcham, an 11-year-old girl clad in a pink shirt with a flowing pony tail, might have looked like a “Barbie” or “Pocahontas.” But Mitcham, one of about 10 girls that were part of 100 local youth participating in the New Orleans Saints Gatorade Junior Training Camp at Natchitoches Central High on Saturday, was much more than the names that a camp volunteer
Former Saints coach Dick Stanfel, who directed team through final four games of 1980 season, dies at age 87
Saturday, 27 June 2015 17:03 Written by
Former New Orleans Saints coach Dick Stanfel died earlier this week after a long illness. He was 87. The Chicago Tribune reported Stanfel died Monday in Libertyville, Illinois. The Bears announced his passing Thursday. Stanfel was New Orleans’ offensive line coach from 1976-80. He was interim head coach of the Saints for the final four games of the 1980 season after Dick Nolan was fired following a 27-7 loss to the Los Angeles
Dick Stanfel, interim coach of New Orleans Saints in 1980, dies at 87
Saturday, 27 June 2015 17:03 Written by
Dick Stanfel, a five-time Pro Bowl guard with the Detroit Lions who was interim head coach of the New Orleans Saints in 1980, has died. Stanfel also was a longtime offensive line coach for the Chicago Bears. The Bears announced Thursday he died at his home in suburban Libertyville this week after a long illness. He was 87. Stanfel played seven seasons in the 1950s and starred with both Detroit and Washington. He helped the…
Hot weather melts sections of US Highway 2
Saturday, 27 June 2015 12:06 Written by
MONROE, Wash. - State highway officials say hot weather is melting sections of U.S. Highway 2 between Monroe and Gold Bar. The Daily Herald newspaper reports maintenance crews have been putting chip seal on about eight miles of the highway that have been damaged. The heat combined with pressure from hot tires rolling on top of the road cased the oil in the asphalt to move to the top and the rocks to settle at…
Three house fires break out in Spokane
Saturday, 27 June 2015 11:36 Written by
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane fire crews were busy Friday evening as three house fires broke out in the span of about 20 minutes. The first fire broke out around 5:30 p.m. Friday at a house on North Standard Street near Shiloh Hills Elementary. Crews there say the fire has been knocked down. They are not sure how the fire started yet, but they do know it started on the porch and flames spread into the…
Looking Back at 25 Biggest Steals of 2015 Offseason
Saturday, 27 June 2015 10:27 Written by
Early in free agency, the New England Patriots inked former Cleveland Browns linebacker Jabaal Sheard to a modest two-year, $11 million deal. This is a very team-friendly deal for a guy who was rated 16th overall among 3-4 outside linebackers by Pro Football Focus in 2014. However, Sheard's real value comes in the fact that he has experience playing both linebacker and defensive end. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick likes to move players around in…
Stock Up, Stock Down for NFL Offenses in 2015
Saturday, 27 June 2015 09:08 Written by
2014 NFL Rank (Yards Gained): 30th 2015 Offensive Coordinator: Dirk Koetter When you are the number one overall pick in the NFL draft, the spotlight burns especially bright. When you are Jameis Winston, whose impressive feats as a player were often overshadowed by his lack of judgment and common sense away from the game, that light can burn like a laser. “It’s about my actions,” said Winston to Pat McManamon of ESPN.com. “I got to…
Is it time to legalize marijuana in sports?
Saturday, 27 June 2015 02:40 Written by
You’ve seen the ubiquitous prescription drug commercials on television. A happy couple walks hand-in-hand along an isolated beach as the sun sets in the background. The drug name flashes across the screen. Cue a voiceover listing all the possible side effects – always in staccato speed because, well, the number of possible side effects is long enough that it would take a while to get through them all at regular pace. Kyle Turley was watching…

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